Re: Nautilus anti-hax0r detection bug

On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 10:19 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 09:39 -0400, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> > Hello everyone.
> > 
> > I brought the issue up today with Sebastien that I'd like for him to
> > disable Nautilus's filetype matchup code (the one that displays the
> > annoying and occasionally comical dialog box when the extension doesn't
> > match the detected mime type).
> > 
> > He's not comfortable reversing upstream decision so close to release so
> > he encouraged me to bring the issue up on this list.  The GNOME bug has
> > received zero attention since I reopened it just after the 2.12.0
> > release failed to address the issue.
> > 
> > (( ))
> > 
> > Further up in the bug report Nicholas Miell comments "Current solution
> > is just unpleasant without actually doing anything." and "You should
> > probably disable the feature entirely until it's actually useful."
> > 
> > This problem bites users an awful lot in legitimate normal use-cases
> > with a scary warning.  Unless anyone knows a good reason otherwise, can
> > we please get rid of this hack until it actually works?
> It used to be the case that you never got a warning when the two
> mimetypes would be opened in the same applications, but apparently Manny
> broke that with his recent change to this code. We should at least get
> this old behaviour back, which should fix your cgi/diff problem.
> The text of the dialog is sort of bogus, it really isn't likely to be a
> security problem. There is a problem though. If we fix the warning to
> not trigger anymore when the same app would launch then the warning will
> only happen in cases where we're not really sure what to do with the
> file. In that case, should we just always trust the sniffed type, or the
> filename type? One is guaranteed to be wrong...

Would it be feasible to present a dialog saying something to the effect
of "I can't tell whether this is type X or type Y-- which do you
think?", with buttons to "Open as type X" and "Open as type Y"? It's
still somewhat bothersome, but it saves a right click.

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